Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.
By The Associated Press
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, 5:42 p.m.
Masahiro Tanaka took another positive step toward returning to help the Yankees make a run for a playoff berth, facing batters for the first time since he was sidelined six weeks ago with a partially torn right elbow ligament.
The Japanese ace threw 35 pitches in a two-inning simulated game Saturday morning and reported no problems with his elbow.
“I feel it's a little bit still rusty, but there were some good balls that I was able to throw,” Tanaka said through a translator. “I want to keep moving forward.”
The young ace got off to a blazing start after signing a $155 million, seven-year contract in January — New York also paid $20 million to his Japanese team — going 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA in 18 starts and earning an All-Star nod. But he was placed on the disabled list two days after a rough start July 8.
Gomes goes on 7-day DL
The Indians placed catcher Yan Gomes on the seven-day concussion disabled list. Gomes, hit on the mask Thursday after a pitch deflected off Minnesota's Kurt Suzuki, still was experiencing symptoms after taking part in some light activity Friday and Saturday.
Rays play under protest
Rays manager Joe Maddon protested Saturday's game against the Blue Jays in the fourth inning after the umpires granted Toronto a replay challenge after the next play had begun.
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